Archive for July 2010

GMs Throughout Chicago Busy Busy Busy

The MLB trading deadline is only a few days away, and Stan Bowman is only days away from facing an arbitrator to settle the Antti Niemi contract. On top of that, there is still some lingering Tracy McGrady/Chicago Bulls buzz sticking around. This surely is an interesting gathering of storms with four out of the... Read more »

Jeremy Roenick Elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame [with JR Blackhawk Highlights Video]

  USA Hockey announced today that Jeremy Roenick, Art Berglund, Derian Hatcher, Kevin Hatcher, and Dr. V. George Nagobads are the United States Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010. Roenick and cast will be enshrined into the Hall on October 21 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Roenick will surely be remembered best for... Read more »

Blackhawks Clear More Cap Space, Trade Newly Acquired Reasoner to Florida for Jeff Taffe

Jeff Taffe Hawks GM Stan Bowman traded recently added veteran center Marty Reasoner to the Florida Panthers this afternoon in exchange for center Jeff Taffe. Today’s news frees up more space on the payroll for Bowman to now offer free agent goalie Antti Niemi. Reasoner was set to earn $1.15 million this upcoming season, while Taffe will only... Read more »

The 1000 (not really) Faces of Uncle Lou: The Best Cub Pics of Lou Piniella

Seeing as I feel like I’ve been hard on Lou pretty much from day one on The Way Things Should Be, I felt it necessary to thank him for the one consistently pleasing thing he offered Cub fans: himself. Whether it was his whimsical life lessons, witty comebacks, or just him staring out into nothing... Read more »

Dusty Baker: A Better Cub Coach Than Lou Piniella

With Lou’s tenure as Cub Skipper essentially over, the question reemerges; Lou or Dusty? I could not wait for Dusty Baker to leave town. I remember speeding home while listening to his swan song press conference because merely hearing his beaten voice was not enough; I had to see it.  Not only that, but Lou... Read more »

Lou Piniella: Cashing in on Cubbie Retirement Plan. Now, what of the future?

Thankfully, there are only 2 1/2 months left in the reign of Uncle Lou The Cubs did Lou Piniella a favor yesterday, allowing him to announce his plans to retire at the end of this season. While I agree that it is the respectable thing to do, allowing Lou to “ride off into the sunset,”... Read more »

Cubs/Bears Paradox Bodes Ill for Chicago Football Fans

Okay, so if you’re a Sox fan, you might not be looking on to Chicago Bear football with as much anticipation as us currently losing our blue Cubbie blood everywhere, but everyone in Chicago is always excited for the start of Bear season, right? Well, as bad as the baseball this summer has been, football... Read more »

Cubs Suffer Heat Stroke & Blow Late Lead Against Phillies

  You believed it. They sucked you in, didn’t they? I have to admit, the bait became tempting after Theriot’s successful suicide squeeze in the seventh to give the Cubs a temporary one run lead. And after we survived the eighth inning, considering the ridiculous stuff Marmol’s been throwing lately, it almost looked good enough... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship DVD Less than One Week Away

T-shirts are great. Coasters, beer coolers, flags, pennants, magazines, newspaper clippings, hats, pajamas, towels, pucks, buttons, and glasses are fun too. However, next Tuesday, the one piece of Hawk memorabilia that is essential for every Hawk fan will be released: the Stanley Cup Championship DVD/Blu-Ray disc. Nothing will ever help all of us remember this... Read more »

Blackhawks Retain Niklas Hjalmarsson; 1 Down, 2 to Go

Thankfully, all my concern was for naught… at least so far. On Monday the Blackhawks matched the offer sheet that the evil San Jose Sharks signed with Niklas Hjalmarsson. Hjalmarsson will now be able to blossom into one of the league’s top recognized defenseman in a Hawk jersey. This will be a special treat, as... Read more »